Pets get hot too

Did you know, our pets are just as affected by the heat as we are! Watching the humidity levels, keeping cool water and shade available, and not exercising too much in the heat can prevent our furry friends from having a heat stroke. The signs of a heat stroke in animals are similar to those for humans. Heavy panting, exhaustion, glazed eyes, red or purple tongue, and vomiting can all be signs that your pet needs some cooling off. Bringing your animal out of the heat and running cool (not cold) water over them and letting them drink small amounts of cool water can help, but they ultimately need to see a vet. Be aware in this double digit heat and watch for signs of heat stroke in yourself and your animals!